At times even the " strongest" in faith become weary in their walk with Christ. Sometimes we position ourselves for prayer and are at a loss for what to pray for. We`re here to tell you its ok! The bible is our guidebook for prayers to God. Just about all the books in the bible are packed with prayer requests that were made known to God.
Although there are countless powerful prayers to pray we will list just 6!
1. The Prayer of Jabez (I Chronicles 4:10)
“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.’ And God granted his request.”
Its ok to cry out and petition God. Be direct and your prayer fro our Heavenly Father already knows what we need and the pain expressed in our prayers. He is faithful to grant our requests.
2. The Lord`s Prayer (Matthew 6:9:13)
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.”
Many of us maybe familiar with this prayer and could probably recite it in pour sleep- but there` much more than committing this prayer to memory. Commit it to your heart! This is a prayer with power! God’s kingdom coming, God’s will being done, all that we need for the day.
3. Jonah’s Prayer for Salvation (Jonah 2:2–9)
“In my distress I called to the Lord,
and he answered me.
From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help,
and you listened to my cry.
You hurled me into the depths,
into the very heart of the seas,
and the currents swirled about me;
all your waves and breakers
swept over me.
I said, ‘I have been banished
from your sight;
yet I will look again
toward your holy temple.’
The engulfing waters threatened me,
the deep surrounded me;
seaweed was wrapped around my head.
To the roots of the mountains I sank down;
the earth beneath barred me in forever.
But you, Lord my God,
brought my life up from the pit.
“When my life was ebbing away,
I remembered you, Lord,
and my prayer rose to you,
to your holy temple.
At times we may run from God like Jonah did because of what we may have been or are currently experiencing in our live. If you've ran from God, be like Jonah and run back with a prayer of repentance and an earnest prayer of repentance. He is a forgiving God.
4. David’s Prayer for Deliverance (Psalm 3)
Lord, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me,
“God will not deliver him.”
But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.
I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
I will not fear though tens of thousands
assail me on every side.
Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.
From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.
Many of us encounter stress on a daily basis. Work, school, kids, family and so much more. David was under tremendous stress as his enemies were rising up against him. He prayed deliverance from the stress of his battles and repeatedly cried out to God. Many of us need deliverance from our enemies and stressful situations but yet have not cried out to God for help. don`t be foolish in thinking that overwhelming stress and distress is normal. Ask God for deliverance.
5. Hannah’s Prayer of Praise (1 Samuel 2:1–10)
“My heart exults in the Lord;
my horn is exalted in the Lord.
My mouth derides my enemies,
because I rejoice in your salvation.
“There is none holy like the Lord:
for there is none besides you;
there is no rock like our God.
Talk no more so very proudly,
let not arrogance come from your mouth;
for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
and by him actions are weighed.
The bows of the mighty are broken,
but the feeble bind on strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.
The barren has borne seven,
but she who has many children is forlorn.
The Lord kills and brings to life;
he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
he brings low and he exalts.
He raises up the poor from the dust;
he lifts the needy from the ash heap
to make them sit with princes
and inherit a seat of honor.
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's,
and on them he has set the world.
“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness,
for not by might shall a man prevail.
The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces;
against them he will thunder in heaven.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
he will give strength to his king
and exalt the horn of his anointed.”
Prayers of praise should never be neglected. Praise is thanking God for what he has done! Hannah thanked God for receiving the child she asked for. She was barren but was faithful to believe that God would fill her womb. Hannah thanked God for His deliverance and greatness. What have you asked God for that He has answered? Did you pray prayers of praise! Give God thanks for what He has done for you!
6. YOUR PRAYER FROM YOUR HEART
The last type of prayer is not found in the bible but yet is guided by the word of God. This is were you insert your prayer with belief and faith that God will provide and supply every need and come through for what youre believing Him for. To build up your faith and even your prayer use the word of God as a reference and foundation.
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